Builder House Plans has more than 350 garage plans to choose from, and many include much more than just a place to park. Find everything from simple one-bay units to impressive structures with living quarters. These four designs all have room above the garage bays that can be used for storage or outfitted with bedrooms, baths, kitchens, and much more to create independent housing or office space.

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Flexibility Reigns

This traditionally styled, detached garage offers a lovely brick-and-siding exterior that complements various styles of homes. Two cars fit comfortably with space for a work bench, and a row of windows provides ample light for do-it-yourself projects. The second level offers a large space that would make a great art studio, guest quarters, or playroom. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.

Fully Equipped

With siding exterior reminiscent of a country barn, the apartment above the three-car garage would be perfect temporary quarters during construction of a permanent home. Later it could function as an in-law unit, nanny quarters, college student apartment, and so on. This design features an eat-in kitchen, a spacious family room, a bathroom, and a bedroom with a roomy closet. The laundry appliances are tucked beneath the stairs on the garage level with an optional laundry chute on the living level. For more images, information, and the floor plan, click here.